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New Trans Erotic

Can erotica save lives? It can in the hands of Tobi Hill-Meyer, editor of Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic, who joins Jaclyn to get us wayyyy past bathroom bills and Trans 101.

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Shouting Things They Used to Whisper

After learning about Mike Pence’s rules for (not) eating with women, Jaclyn called up journalist and author Kathryn Joyce to ask what other ways might the Christian Right’s radical sexual agenda be quietly constraining the lives of even nonbelievers. And trust us: you really won’t believe it.

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First Hump

Let’s talk virginity, Unscrewed Nation! Jaclyn is joined by Therese Shechter, whose film How To Lose Your Virginity explores the Big V from every angle, to talk about what the word even means, what it could mean, and what to do if you’re uncomfortable with your relationship to it is uncomfortable or worse.

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Spare Parts: DTMFA

In this quickiesode, details on a man being denied entry to the US for being gay, how you can refuse to abandon trans students (even though Trump has), and why it’s important to remember Canada isn’t perfect. Plus, Tatiana Maslany gives one listener a loving reality check.


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Innocent in the Face

Tatiana Maslany is getting Unscrewed! Come for a tease about the fifth season of Orphan Black, stay for a vulnerable and revealing conversation about internalized femmephobia, clones in pussy hats, on-set sexism, rape plotlines, bell hooks, following your fear, and the liberatory power of a queer 90s dance party.

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Spare Parts: 50 Shades of Over It

We celebrate VDay with a quickiesode covering resistance-themed sci fi erotica, why 50 Shades is anti-kink, and the gender politics of the philosophy of love. Oh, and Jaclyn threatens to punch a dead man in the face.

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A Little Ineffable

With Valentine’s Day breathing down our necks, Jaclyn takes some time to dig deep into the meaning and implications of romantic love with philosopher Carrie Jenkins. Does talking about love kill the magic? Can a pill make you stay in love, or fall out of it? What do queer people teach us about the biology of love? Can one person’s love change the world?

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Spare Parts: On the Hook

A quickiesode in which we discuss whiteness & feminism, warn you about a potential new law that threatens queers, sluts, and people of color, and give you solid advice about when to keep your mouth shut about assholes in your dating apps. All in 15 minutes!

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Ellen Samuels essay White Women, Let’s Not Repeat History After the Women’s March

Deanna Zandt’s project, Ask Deanna About Racism But Only If You’re White

Batty Mamzelle on This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

How to be a more intersectional feminist, 101 and 201.

Radical Faggot on Holding Our Rage is Your Political Labor

 

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What You Think You Look Like

Let’s get it ON. Smut peddler and embodiment activist Elle Chase joins Jaclyn to talk about sex positions for curvy girls and people of different abilities, the joys of farting in bed, and what to do when you just can’t find a way to love your body but want to have great sex anyhow.

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American Hookup

All the moral panic about “hookup culture” on college campuses does a lot more harm than good. But that doesn’t mean hookup culture isn’t doing some damage of its own. Sociologist Lisa Wade joins Jaclyn to break down what she’s found about sex, holding hands, being tough, catching feelings, and why colleges benefit from the screwed up status quo.

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Spare Parts: 50 Shades of Over It
A Little Ineffable
Spare Parts: On the Hook
What You Think You Look Like
American Hookup
I’m Not Mother Theresa